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[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
James Armstrong had bailed out of his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], which was shot...
William Laubner was assigned to fly overhead cover on a mission near Berlin, Germany. The other portion of the fighter...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Alton Barnes arrived by ship in the Philippines and was sent by railcar into the jungles immediately. They had been...
When Francis Resta’s platoon [Annotator's Note: Resta served in the weapons platoon of Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
Martin Sklar was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father was a high school. His aunt and uncle had moved to...
Gwendolyn Mugliston was born in October 1939 in Suyoc, Luzon, Philippines. Her father was a gold mining engineer. Her...
As they advanced from Aachen to the Rhine River, Guy Leefe, Jr. and his fellow pilots would conduct regular patrols. On...
John Finn enlisted in the Navy in July 1926 and went directly into three months' training in San Diego, California....
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
Harvey Segal reached the French coast. He had to board a landing craft after taking off his 80 pound pack. The timing...
Robert Marovelli clearly remembers being in the bathtub on 7 December 1941, when the announcement came over the radio...
Luba Keller was born in May 1926 in Szydłowiec, Poland. She attended school there. She had never seen airplanes as it...
Robert Rans recalls that his first mission was to Messina, Sicily and he remembers being scared as he saw the wall of...
For Bryce Jordan, PT-19 training [Annotator's Note: Fairchild PT-19 primary trainer aircraft] was not his first trip in...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Zhanna Dawson experienced constant bombing when the Germans invaded [Annotator's Note: Germany invaded Soviet Russia in...
Baptiste Puissegur [Annotator's Note: as part of the 104th Infantry Division] went through Aachen and Stolberg in...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
Elizabeth Goldstein and her family lived in the ghetto [Annotator’s Note: in Mateszalka, Hungary] for only a couple of...
Manfred Klepper heard a knock on the family apartment door at dusk [Annotator's Note: on the evening of 9 November 1938...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Luba Keller was sent to camp Work A in Skarżysko, Poland [Annotator's Note: now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland]. They lived...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
The ship Angelo Ciotta was on headed to Iwo Jima, Japan, had so many people on board it was bad for him. He got the top...
As the Germans retreated, they laid mines along the roads. John Kerner put sandbags on the floors of the jeeps. They...
Theodore Wessen served on a modern minesweeper [Annotator's Note: USS Pirate (AM-275)] which was fitted with gear to...
The bombings of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] were awful for Ingrid...
Earl Erion was at a rehabilitation camp in England after D-Day. That was prior to being sent to Glasgow for his trip...

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